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Ethics noun A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another—e.g., for a cause or plea, often in the context of a legal proceeding.
verb To act or speak for another person or group of persons.
Law A person who speaks on behalf of others, protecting their rights.
MedspeakUK A person who can support a service user or carer through contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff), advocacy services can be accessed through an NHS Trust.
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Ethics noun (pron. ad´ ve ket) A person who acts on the behalf of or speaks for another–eg, for a cause or plea. See Amicus curiæ verb (pron. ad ve ka´t) To act or speak for another person or group of person
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nursing A person who speaks on behalf of another.
[L. advocatus, counsel, supporter, fr. advoco, to consult]
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In this way, serving and gaining knowledge of their traditional culture, people can live their life," said Mahanta, retired lecturer and advocator of traditional Assamese culture.
Popular, enthusiastic, charitable and an advocator of the complete student experience, Aston's optics society President for 2011/12 Zain Nathu has made a real difference in her first-year.
Gul said "Mavi Marmara" fleet was the advocator of fundamental human rights and particularly the goals and rights backed by the EU, when responding to a question on the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May 2010 that killed nine Turks.
According to the terms of the deal, VSD will work as global advocator of PMU especially in acquiring potential technology and equipments for the formulation of a college for the visually impaired and blind.
Judges described him as a passionate advocator for young people who believed in the power of education to change lives and said he was universally loved and admired in the community.
John Francome, former champion jockey, is a great advocator of the training and education of young jockeys.
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Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia regional director of International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Yarmouth Port, MA-based animal welfare advocator, said the ban shows the trend that global trade has forced compliance to higher standards in quality requirements, "including standards of animal welfare."
Your position as the director of logistics, J4, on the Joint Staff has been called the advocator and the integrator.
Confucius was a sage who was an advocator of good virtues and manners.
His ministry as a prophet and advocator of justice and peace did not stop when he returned to the United States.
A passionate advocator of Round Table takeaways (Satwa branch being far better than Garhoud, it should be noted), my dining partner's idea of the perfect pizza is a glorified artery-clogging meat-fest, stacked with every type of animal, mineral and vegetable known to mankind.